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The 100-Year Life: Part 2 – Work

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Inspired by the book ‘The 100-Year Life – Living and Working in an Age of Longevity’, I’m exploring the financial implications of an increased life expectancy in the West which sees those born today entering the world with an above average chance of becoming centenarians. The book suggests that the days of the three-stage life…

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The 100-Year Life: Part 1 – Retirement

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Does the prospect of living to 100 years old thrill you or terrify you? Can you imagine yourself happily opening the telegram from the Queen (or King) a century after you entered the world or do you imagine your life to be more suited to a shorter, higher-quality ‘three-score-years-and-ten’? For many of us who may…

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How deep is your risk?

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All investors know that they need to take risks in order to achieve returns higher than cash. If you asked ten investors if equities were more risky than cash, most would agree; but that depends on how one understands risk. The investment industry has done a poor job of explaining risk as it relates to…

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The Long-Term Rewards of Systematic Investing

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Modern life conditions us to be busy. We believe that being industrious and active is the best way to make money. But when it comes to investing, we forget that inactivity can be better for creating wealth. Warren Buffet put it eloquently when he pointed out that: “The stock market is a device for transferring money…

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The Risky Business of Investing

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The great American President, Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Risk is like fire: If controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled it will rise up and destroy you.” In the world of investing, we’re very familiar with the age-old battle of risk versus reward. However, instead of being contradictory, like two sides of a coin, investors…

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